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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has yet to sign the state's $31 billion budget

07.07.16 | Bob Price

It was due a week ago. On Monday, July 11, the governor can do one of four things: sign the measure, veto it, veto parts of it, or do nothing and let the budget automatically become law.         ...

The Archbishop of Philadelphia has unveiled updated guidelines on who should and should not receive communion in the Catholic church in Pennsylvania's largest Catholic community.

07.07.16 | Bob Price

The communion guidelines in Philadelphia contradict recently announced reforms from Pope Francis at the Vatican. We caught up with some Catholics in Scranton recently who had a mixed response.         ...

Pennsylvania parents are now able for the first time to simply fill out an application online to grant their child permission to have medical marijuana

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The new Safe Harbor application requires parents to have a photo ID, a doctor's note, and a background check. It's only available to kids with one of 17 medical conditions. Pennsylvania's program is not off the ground yet. This form allows parents ...

Former Penn State football players are asking for Joe Paterno's statue to be restored

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Among the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal was the school's 2012 decision to remove the statue of Joe Paterno that had stood outside the stadium for more then a decade. The legendary coach, who died that year, had been fired in 2011 for ...

The largest American flag in the world flies in Pennsylvania

07.05.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It was on display all day yesterday in Williamsport. At 114 feet wide and 60 feet high, it's the largest free-flying American flag.  Each star is four feet from tip to tip; each stripe, five feet wide. It took 175 volunteers to get it off ...

Bill Cosby's lawyers will take another run at getting his criminal sex-assault case thrown out when Cosby returns to court this week in Pennsylvania

07.05.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The 78-year-old Cosby will renew arguments that the accuser should be forced to testify before he goes to trial. The law on that point remains in flux in Pennsylvania. A state appeals court has said police can read their statement instead. But the ...

The fireworks show at Canalside in Buffalo was delayed by 40 minutes last night because of electrical issues

07.05.16 | Sarah Harnisch

For a few minutes, a rumor was started that gun shots had delayed the start and it even sent a few people running. The fireworks in Corning, New York were cancelled with little notice because the ground was too dry. But there were thousands of ...

A Bucks County man insists he has a rare original copy of the Declaration of Independance

07.04.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Tom Lingenfelter says he first found the copy at a flea market more then 20 years ago. He spent $100 on the piece, and then stored it away for a decade. Until he had it tested. Now, after years of research, he is confident his is a real copy of the ...

A couple in Bethlehem, Pennsylvaniahas started a grassroots campaign to get their water bill lowered

07.04.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Dominick Coppola says his bill would go from $355 a year to $633 a year if the utility is allowed to overcharge for their water.  That's twice the cost of the average bill in the Keystone State. There's no response yet from the water company, ...

It passed! Hours before Pennsylvania's new fiscal year began, the House voted for a $31 billion spending plan

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It will increase funding to public schools, and combat the statewide opiod drug crisis. The current plan adds $39 million for education. The big question now is how do they pay for it? Lawmakers need $1 billion to cover the changes. Options include ...

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